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By Travis Khachatoorian: Anchorage homeowner reclaims property from squatters
By Mike Ross: Dachshunds saved from dognapper, suspect arrested
by Steffi Lee: ADN approved to get $1 million loan from The Binkley Company
by Daniella Rivera: Special delivery means big changes for Anchorage voters
Author: Tegan Hanlon At Alaska Middle College School, students can earn a high school diploma and associate’s degree at the same time
By Ashleigh Ebert: Alaska Airlines pilots protest amid contract dispute
Sex offenders can live next door to victims in 45 states because of loophole
PHOTOS: Alaskans experience of the Great American Eclipse
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By Leroy Polk: Troopers: young boy, 10, dies in Wasilla following carbon monoxide leak
By Nikki Carvajal: A brief history of the Alaska Highway
GOOD MORNING FROM SOMEWHERE IN ALASKA … It’s Aug. 21, 2017 … Last week we spent the week unwrapping the Alice Rogoff / Alaska Dispatch News bankruptcy proceedings and those stories are on the web site … We’ll be in court following it this week as Northrim Bank tries to control the crash landing, the Binkley Company steps up to keep it alive, and a trail of legal detritus stretches from here to the East Coast … Separately, the GCI eviction hearing for the Dispatch is this morning at Nesbitt Courthouse … The Alaska State Fair opens Wednesday … The low temperature yesterday in Nome was 32° and tied the record low for the day, previously set in 1980 … But first…
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By Tracy Sinclare & Sidney Sullivan Alaska’s chances to see the solar eclipse
Author Devin Kelly: Dozens of Anchorage city executives got big pay boosts earlier this year
Across sixteen departments, 36 executives received raises in excess of the city’s standard 1.5 percent cost-of-living increase. It was by far the biggest raise in years for many of the executives, records indicate.
By Sean Maguire: Mayor Berkowitz signs nationwide initiative ‘to combat hate, extremism and bigotry’
By Lauren Maxwell: City says selling seafood on the roadside requires permit
by Bonney Bowman: Inside the Gates: 90th Fighter Squadron celebrates century of service
Author: John Schandelmeier: Before whining, Alaska hunters should recall this tough hombre
Author Ned Rozell: A trek across 850 miles of Alaska ends — fittingly — with a final bear encounter
Author Zaz Hollander: Colony barn restoration rescues vestiges of vanishing Matanuska farm history
By Nikki Bates: Purple is the new black — for food, that is
By Rebecca Palsha: In her own words: a woman with constant pain is denied her meds
By Sean Maguire: Walrus calf at the Alaska SeaLife Center gets an Inupiaq name
By Associated Press: Critics of proposed Alaska mine decline meeting invite
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Source: Thank you Alice – Craig Medred
With Alaska’s largest newspaper today bankrupt and frightfully close to the verge of disappearing forever from the scene, there are a lot of people lining up to bash owner and publisher Alice Rogoff.
For some of them, those emotions are understandable. Mark Miller of M&M Wiring has every reason to want to burn the Alaska Dispatch News to the ground. Miller has been screwed out of almost $500,000 by the news company and to any small businessman that is a fortune.
It hurts not just Miller. It devastates the small crew that works not only for him, but with him. Miller is not one of those bosses who sits in an office or arrives at the work site to order people around. He’s a guy who buckles on a workbelt and puts in a day with the crew.
I admit to a lot more respect for the Miller’s of the world than for the Rogoffs of the world, but one cannot dismiss Rogoff as simply some rich lady from the East Coast trying to rip off Alaska because she most definitely was not that.
Rich lady’s from the East Coast don’t roll out their sleeping bag on the floor of someone’s unfinished, unheated, under-construction home in rural Alaska and say, “thank you very much for letting me have a place to sleep.”
The Rogoff picture is a complicated one, and the job of journalists is to stand back, put aside their emotions, and look at the realities of complicated pictures.
By Sean Maguire: Authorities looking for Tuluksak teacher on child pornography charges
By Ashleigh Ebert and Clinton Bennett: Riot charges possible after Fairbanks inmates create disturbance
By Travis Khachatoorian: Man sentenced to decades behind bars after execution-style murder
Joshua Beebe, 36, received a 60 year prison sentence, 25 years suspended, with no eligibility for discretionary parole for the killing of Christopher Seaman. With good behavior, Beebe could leave state custody 35 years later, facing another 10 years of probation.
The sentence was the result of a plea deal reached between the State and Beebe. The victim’s mother said the lighter punishment was an acceptable exchange for avoiding a potentially lengthy and painful trial.
“I don’t want to relive that in a trial setting, so I accepted him to take a plea deal, so I can move on in that part of my life,” said the victim’s mother Terria Walters.
By Mike Ross: 10-cent per gallon gas tax in Anchorage proposed
By Kortnie Horazdovsky: State finalizes Education plan for new federal law
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by Daniella Rivera: NTSB concludes investigative hearing on deadly Togiak plane crash
The investigative hearing held at the Captain Cook Hotel Thursday is the first of its kind in Alaska since 1989, following the Exxon-Valdez oil spill and the first field hearing the National Transportation Safety Board has held outside of Washington D.C. in 18 years.
The hearing centered around Hageland Aviation Flight 3153. The Cessna 208 was headed to Togiak from Quinhagak on Oct. 2 when it crashed into steep mountainous terrain about 12 miles northwest of Togiak. Both pilots, 43-year-old Homer resident Timothy Cline and 29-year-old Drew Welty of Anchorage died, as well as 49-year-old passenger Louie John from Manokotak.
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